Atlanta Fashion Blogger - Edit by Lauren

Lauren Lefevre offers professional styling services and is a well-renowned fashion blogger, having made several trips to New York Fashion Week and being sponsored by Nordstrom.

Amazon Prime Day :: The Best Deals

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Happy Monday! It's Amazon PRIME DAY! For the next day and a half, Amazon is offering AMAZING deals in literally every product catagory for Prime Members.

Not a Prime Member?! No problem! Click this link below to start a FREE 30-day trial. {Prime is literally so awesome, you won't know what you did without it!}

Here are some not-to-miss deals. Be aware that many of these deals will sell out fast, so shop early to score the best items!

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Save 66% on an AUDIBLE membership. Audible is one of my new favorite things, and I find myself listening to books now while getting ready each morning, while driving around town and even on walks/jogs. The first book I listed to was Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis {a must read} and I finished it in three days thanks to Audible!!

30% off Ring Video Doorbell Pro. I have been waiting for Prime Day to score one of these! All of our friends/neighbors LOVE theirs, and I cannot wait to install at our home.

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My favorite sandals of the summer are 30% off! I seriously have worn these slides more than any other shoe this season. They are super comfy and come in lots of colors! Run true to size. Note that the discount applies at checkout!

If you are in need of new luggage, several Samsonite Spinner suitcases and sets are over 70% off!! Now that is a deal!

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$.99 Magazines! Tons of Magazine Deals today, including some of my favs like HGTV, O Magazine and more!

The must-have Clarisonic is on sale for $79 AND Clarisonic refills just $25 for a two pack! {Almost half price!!}

If you use Collagen Powder, this one is a terrific value and selling out fast!!

If you have been wanting a SonicCare {one of the best investments I have ever made!}, they are 50% off!

$10 off Prime Pantry orders of $40+.  Be sure to enter promo code PANTRY at checkout!

OXO 3 Piece Container Set is 30% off. I have been stocking up on OXO this month to organize our new pantry. I love how these containers keep food fresh and let you see what is inside. My kids love them, too! And I am finding it so much easier to keep my pantry organized.

If your kids are as obsessed with making slime like my daughter, this is a great time to stock up on Slime Glue!

I have yet to join the Instapot craze, but now that it's 41% off, I sure am tempted!!

 $30 off your first order of Amazon Fresh. Use code 30FRESH at checkout.

I have heard the best things about this Amazon exclusive workout line, Core 10. These leggings are in my cart!

4 months of Amazon Music for $0.99!

I will be updating this post with more good deals as I find them, so be sure to keep checking back today and tomorrow!

Happy shopping!

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2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top 12 Must-Have's

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Happy Christmas in July!

The BIGGEST and BEST sale of the year is here!  If you are Nordstrom card-holder, this is THE day to stock up on all Fall basics for you and your family. {If you need a refresher on what makes this sale so unique, head over to this post.}

Without further a do, here are my top 12 "must-haves" from the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Be warned that MANY of these items have a strong likelihood of selling out TODAY, so snag them now if you think you might want them! You can always return later, but once most items sell out, they are gone for good. 

Also, I shopped the sale at my local Atlanta store yesterday and sizing in many of these pieces were already scarce. I recommend shopping online for the best variety and availabiltiy. If you don't want to wait for shipping, you can also shop online and pick up in store!

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1. Caslon Rounded V-Neck Tee, $17.90. One of my all-time favorite tees. It's soft and perfectly slouchy while also flattering. It comes in a dozen or so colors and is great worn layered or alone. {I am wearing a small.}

2. Good American Good Legs High Waist Jeans, $105.90These are MY FAVORITE jeans on the Nordstrom sale. Ironically enough, my Good American Jeans from last year's sale were my top pick then, too. These are truly the most comfortable, flattering jeans...they suck it all in, flatter the leg, have a fun slightly distressed ankle hem and the high-waist is perfection! These run TTS, if not a bit big, I am wearing a size 4.

3. Caslon Utility Jacket, $49.90. This is THE jacket to snag for Fall. It's the perfect weight for Fall and Spring, and the fit is perfect. It runs TTS. I am pictured above wearing a small in the Camo and an XS in the olive green. Honestly, both colors are super versatile. This jacket is certain to become a wardrobe staple for years!

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4. Zella Live In Lite Crop Leggings, $33.90. I stock up on workout basics each Nordstrom Sale, and this cropped pair feel like butter. They are high-waisted, light-weight and super stretchy. I plan on ordering them in all three colors! I love this deep wine/burgundy shade for Fall. {I also took this Zella Wrap Sweater home with me. I love how it slightly "dresses" up a workout outfit for post-gym wear!

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5. Dolce Vita Perforated Booties, $89.90. You all know I am typically drawn to a high-heel, but these low-heeled die-cut booties, their color and their comfort have me SOLD! I love how this neutral color pairs with everything, including black, and that I can start wearing them now with skirts, dresses...even cut-offs! If you are a mama who wants cute, comfy booties, this is your pair. They also come in gray and in black. {My other favorite low-heeled bootie that I also took home are this Vince Camuto pair.}

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6. Chelsea 28 Suede Jacket, $199.90. This suede jacket is simply the most gorgeous color! {And pairs perfectly with the booties shared above.} It's a vintage, timeless look and I love this shade because it pairs with any color, including other brown hues, gray and brown. The fit is perfect, and has feminine detailing on the shoulders. I am wearing a size small.

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7. BP Plaid Shirt, $31.90. Year after year, these are hands-down one of the best purchases from the sale, and THE best plaid top you can find for the price! I wear mine constantly all Fall/Winter, both alone and also layered under vests and jackets. This year I brought home this happy yellow color and also the blue/black version pictured above. Click here for all SEVEN color options. {These will sell out fast, so order soon! I am wearing a size small.}

8. Leith Ribbed Shawl Cardigan, $45.90. I walked away from the sale yesterday with TWO favorite cardigans. This is one of them! This one comes in five colors {I'm partial to this gorgeous dusty rose} and is the softest cardigan ever! It can be dressed up or down, for office or weekend. I am wearing a size small.

 {The BP long-sleeved striped tee I am wearing under it is another sale steal for just $18.90. It runs small, so size up! It's great for layering. Also, this BlankNYC Suede skirt can be found here.}

9. Chelsea28 Oversized Open Cardigan, $59.90. This is my other fav cardigan from the sale. This one is more slouchy, but also crazy soft! It comes in a great variety of colors, and the ivory and the army green are both perfect Fall neutrals.This cardi runs large and I am wearing an XS/S. {Shop the $45 Chelsea 28 lace tank I am wearing in both pictures here. It comes in four colors and is a fun blouse to start wearing now!}

10. 1.State Studded Booties, $99.90. These booties make me feel like a rock-star and I can't get over how comfortable they are! They also look WAY more expensive than their price tag. They come in four colors and will be so fun to wear with jeans, leather leggings and dresses for Fall! I cannot wait to sport them. Shop this fun little under-$50 ASTR shift dress that can go from day to night here.

11. Caslon Thermal Henley, $39.90. This thermal reminds me of a Free People top that would easily be double the price! It's crazy soft and cozy. I recommend sizing up if you plan on wearing with leggings. I am wearing sized up to a Medium for length and like this in an oversized fit!

12. J.Crew Striped Tee, $32.90. This is just the cutest ruffle tee! It can be worn now, during the hottest Summer days, and then later layered under a jacket. I predict this one will sell out fast! I am wearing a Small.

Also the Kut from the Kloth jeans I am wearing here are just $59 and have such a fun ankle hem. {Head over to Instastories for an up close look!}. They are a mid-rise and run true to size.

Be sure to head over to Instagram and Instastories @laurenlefevre this morning for my try-on session showing all these items + many more in much better detail! I will also be spoiling you, my loyal readers and followers, with a few fun giveaways tomorrow on my Instagram feed!

Happy shopping, and stay tuned for more sale favs coming at you soon!

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My Lasik Experience with Atlanta Vision Institute :: Part Two

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It's been a little over three months since I have been able to SEE CLEARLY without contacts of glasses, which feels nothing short of a miracle!

You see, I have been wearing contacts and/or glasses since third grade, and have "blindly" reached for my glasses on my bed side table each morning for as long as I can remember.

Thanks to LASIK surgery under Dr. Ashraf of Atlanta Vision Institutes care and expertise, I can now see clearer than ever...and have nothing but positive things to say about my entire experience. 

Frankly, Lasik was SO MUCH EASIER and LESS PAINFUL than I ever imagined it could or would be!

If you missed my "Part 1" post about what led me to Dr. Ashraf and my initial consultation with Atlanta Vision Institute, be sure to check it out here for more background on my procedure.

Today I am excited to share more with you about the actual day of procedure and my Lasik surgery ::

The day of my Lasik surgery, I arrived at the Johns Creek office about an hour before my scheduled procedure. I met with Dr. Ashraf whose warm personality and calm, confident demeanor immediately calmed my nerves! The rest of the Atlanta Vision Institute staff was equally amazing and made me feel at ease, and assured going into the surgery. 

I took a Valium {my choice} to take the edge off, since I tend to be an anxious person, and then met with the surgical staff to go over post-op instructions. My husband, Mike, arrived at the medical office and before I knew it, it was time to go into the procedure room. I was super calm at this point, and Mike was able to watch the entire procedure through a window right outside the room.

There were two tables inside the room, and I believe how incredibly quick the entire procedure was! It was completely painless, as well! I laid on each table for only a few minutes each, and the entire LASIK procedure took less than 25 seconds on each eye. It was truly incredible! I was able to stand up mid-procedure to switch tables without any trouble, and then miraculously could see IMMEDIATELY, as soon as the procedure ended! 

To my astonishment, I walked out of the room with clear eyesight, pain-free! I even took a selfie with Dr. Ashraf to prove how white and clear my eyes looked minutes after surgery.

After surgery, I took a few Ibroprofan pills and Mike drove me home to rest. I was sensitive on the way home and, thus, wore sunglasses and covered my eyes with a towel. Once I was home, I immediately laid down for a nap and made sure the room was as dark as possible. I was in moderate discomfort for an hour, but it helped to keep my eyes shut and rest. After an hour or so at home, the discomfort began to drastically decrease, and I felt so good, I was able to make phone calls and even watch a movie that evening! To be honest, the discomfort was completely tolerable {the ibrubrofan and eye drops really helped!}, and was over before I knew it!

I kept drops in my eyes religiously over the next week and made sure I followed post-op protractile. I dealt with dry eyes for the first few weeks, particuarly during/after a flight I took a week after surgery, but keep drops in my eyes constantly, and am happy to report that my eyes are no longer dry and feel completley normal!

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After dealing with the headache of daily putting in, taking out and traveling with contacts for over 20 years, being able to see on my own is nothing short of FREEING! I only wish I had taken the leap to get LASIK sooner!

If you have contemplated LASIK, I cannot more highly recommend going for it! If you live in or around the Atlanta area, Dr. Ashraf at Atlanta Vision Institute, is who you want to see! In fact, make an appointment at AVI, and you'll receive 20% off a LASIK procedure with code LAUREN2020. Click here to see what makes Atlanta Vision Institute's SMILE Lasik different and so much better than the competition!

As always, I am happy to answer any questions about my LASIK experience. Feel free to email me at lauren@editybylauren.com. If you are on Instagram, head over to the highlights section my profile @laurenlefevre, and click on "LASIK" for a behind the scenes and day off videos documenting the entire experience!

Here's to clear vision without contacts and glasses!

Stylishly yours,

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